When you’re used to looking at uneven cement slabs around your property, it can be an exciting time as you prepare for the concrete leveling contractor to arrive. You might have thought this day would never come, and you’re thrilled to be restoring your sidewalk, driveway, or other surface back to its original state. You may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to prepare for the contractor’s arrival. As it turns out, there are a couple of things that are helpful to do as you prepare for your newly-leveled surfaces to ensure the most efficient and effective job. In today’s blog, we’ll review a few of those. Tilted Concrete Solutions provides warrantied concrete raising services with innovative and eco-friendly materials to homeowners and businesses throughout the Houston area. To learn more, or to schedule your consultation, contact us today!
In order for your contractor to be able to complete the lifting process quickly and effectively, he or she will need the entire slab that’s being raised cleared of any personal belongings. This means if they are working on your back patio or pool deck that you should remove lounge chairs, tables, planters, and any other items that might be in the vicinity. Likewise, if the focus of the concrete leveling is your driveway, you will need to move any vehicles that are parked in the driveway. This might seem like a no-brainer, but doing these things ahead of time will allow the work crew to begin their work immediately upon arriving at your home.
Account for Pets and Children
One thing that pets and children have in common is that they are curious, and they are likely to be very intrigued when such an interesting process is taking place at their home. While there’s unlikely to be any heavy equipment involved in the work that your concrete leveler will be completing, there will be hoses and other items that could pose a tripping hazard for young children. Additionally, it’s recommended that you remove your pets from the area that’s being worked on, not only for their safety, but also to ease any anxiety they may experience.
Plan for Access
In order for concrete levelers to be able to complete their work, they will need to have full access to the problem area, so it is recommended that you unlock your fences, make sure your gates can be opened, and that the workers have unobstructed access to the job site. If you have lawn mowers, weedwackers, bikes, or other items blocking your back gate, they will need to be moved. Likewise, if there are neighbors that routinely park in front of your home or driveway, they should be alerted of the upcoming work so as to not create an obstruction for the contractor and their equipment. The easier the team can access the work area, the quicker they can complete the job, which means less down time for you and your family.
Reliable Houston Concrete Repair
Hopefully these tips have been helpful for you as you look forward to enjoying your restored concrete surfaces. If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not you’re ready to repair your cement slabs, we invite you to contact the friendly staff at Tilted Concrete Solutions. We’d love to speak with you to answer any questions and address any concerns you might have. We offer innovative solutions and a two-year warranty on our work. We’ll also gladly arrange for one of our technicians to provide you with a free estimate. Contact us today to get started!